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The Somerton Man Case. The body of a man found on an Australian beach close to a major Atomic Testing ground, he was probably poisoned, a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and an unbroken Code page found and associated to him. Set against a Cold War background in 1948, was this man a spy? We think so and this blog focuses on the evidence that was left behind and in some cases missed, the Code page, Dry Cleaning numbers, A Poem and a small, torn piece of paper bearing the words TAMAM SHUD.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Somerton Man: Letter T from the torn piece in more detail

Letter T Showing Numbers and Letters

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Crossbar of T, only oblique lighting used
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Upright of T, only oblique lighting used
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Yet more work to do, I think there's more than enough here to demonstrate that there are letters and numbers within the torn piece although still somewhat faded in appearance. It needs to be borne in mind that some kind of special technique was use to insert these letters and numbers and whether that was the Ink H method discussed in earlier posts or perhaps some kind of chemical, I cannot be sure.

One thing for certain is that the torn piece is still in existence and could be/should be tested for the presence of chemicals. If the ink H method was used then the paper would need to be immersed in a strong bleach solution to remove the inks leaving the pencil marks.

The image used was sourced from Adelaide University.

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